U.S INDEX MARKET
The U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 94.61 up with +0.12% percent or +0.12 point. The Dow Futures is trading at 24,408.00 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -191.00 point. The S&P 500 Futures is trading at 2,741.50 with a loss of -0.65% percent or -18.00 point. The Nasdaq Futures is trading at 7,149.25 with a loss of -1.02% percent or -73.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The buoyant euro kept the dollar from hitting an 11-month high on Monday, with trade issues between the United States and the European Union seen deciding the near-term direction for the currencies.
The euro was 0.05 percent higher at $1.1662 after gaining about 0.5 percent on Friday. The single currency was lifted after Friday’s upbeat German and French business activity data and fresh assurances by Italian politicians that their nation would not leave the single currency.
The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies stood at 94.515 having retreated from 95.529, its highest level since July 2017 scaled early on Friday.
The greenback had climbed the 11-month peak as higher U.S. yields had underlined the divergence in monetary policies between the United States and Europe.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
Other leading market index closes included the small-cap Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,685.58 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -3.37 point; the S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 1,042.57 up with +0.015% percent or +0.16 point; the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index closed at 1,989.61 up with +0.11% percent or +2.27 point; the S&P 100 Index closed at 1,209.70 up with +0.22% percent or +2.62 point; the Russell 3000 Index closed at
1,643.39 up with +0.15% percent or +2.46 point; the Russell 1000 Index closed at 1,531.34 up with +0.18% percent or +2.76 point;